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Island-Hopping in the Tropics

with Fred.Olsen Cruises
18 Nights aboard Braemar

Uncover a diverse range of sights , scents and sounds on the epic island-hopping adventure. Colourful markets, captivating history and volcanic landscapes in Cape Verde are perfectly complemented by calls into the 'garden island' of Madeira and Portugal's vibrant capital, Lisbon. Put the icing on the cake in the endlessly gorgeous Canary Islands, home to golden beaches, charming towns and stunning national parks.

Why choose Braemar?
Braemar's timeless style and elegance will capture your senses.  Large windows bathe the ship's interiors in natural light and provide spectacular views; while polished wooden fixtures, shining brass fittings, decadent fabrics and carefully designed decor assume the feel of a traditional country house hotel.  Capable of comfortably accommodating up to 929 guests, Braemar has a unique intimate feel with friendly staff offering a fantastic level of personal service.

Price Includes:

  • Return coach travel to/from Southampton.  We will operate UK Tours Feeder Services (Supplements may apply from selected pick-up points)
  • 18 nights accommodation aboard Braemar in comfortable rooms/suites with TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks.  Dinner is served at 18.15 hrs each evening.
  • Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, morning coffee with biscuits, and afternoon sandwiches and cakes
  • In room sandwiches & snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and drop-off/pick-up point

Not Included:

  • Personal expenditure
  • All drinks on board
  • Shore Tours
  • Hairdressing, health, beauty treatments, and selected fitness classes
  • Personal laundry and dry cleaning
  • Holiday Travel insurance (Harry Shaw Travel Insurance is not applicable to Fred.Olsen Cruises)
  • Government levies or taxes introduced after publication (01.02.18)
  • Evening dinner at The Grill Restaurant on Braemar
  • Chocolates and beverages from the Bookmark Café
  • Discretionary gratuities to the crew, drivers, guides etc. on board and ashore
  • Any applicable departure point supplement
  • Twin cabin supplement for sole occupancy


Holiday Highlights

First up is Funchal, where you can wander the pretty streets of Madeira’s capital and enjoy an exquisite afternoon tea at the world-famous Reid’s Hotel; or take in the many natural delights of the ‘garden island’. You could also ride a cable car to the enchanting Monte Palace Tropical Garden; head to the Cabo Girão sea cliff for unforgettable ocean vistas; or perhaps explore the Levada trails and admire the lush island landscapes. Speaking of lush landscapes, the prehistoric laurel forests of La Palma – the Canaries’ ‘pretty island’ – await your exploration next. Santa Cruz de La Palma is also your gateway to the soaring San Antonio Volcano and its vast craters. Braemar will then cruise to Cape Verde and visit two of the archipelago’s most distinctive islands. On Santiago Island you'll visit the Cape Verdean capital, Praia. Here you can unearth fascinating local history at the Archaeology Museum; browse at the busy market; or simply unwind on the nearby beaches.

São Vicente Island is a showcase of some of Cape Verde’s most spectacular landscapes, with vast volcanic valleys and breathtaking peaks, including Monte Verde – the island’s highest point – awaiting your discovery. Alternatively you may prefer to stay in Mindelo to experience the bustle of the fantastic African market and explore the historic quarter. Returning to the Canaries, calls into Tenerife and Lanzarote will ensure a memorable end to your island-hopping adventure. From Santa Cruz de Tenerife you can head to the popular sun-bathed sands of Playa de Las Americas and soak up the rays; or marvel at magnificent Mount Teide – the world’s third highest volcano – on an unforgettable tour of the island. Then from Arrecife you can take in Lanzarote’s awe-inspiring Timanfaya National Park and the Fire Mountains; visit the beautiful saltwater lagoon of Jameos Del Agua Cave; and much more. En route back to Southampton Braemar will also stop off in Lisbon, offering you the chance to enjoy a relaxing day of sightseeing in the Portuguese capital. 

Please note: This is an adult only sailing (18+)

Cruise Itinerary

Date Arrive Depart Destination
November 2018 (Cruise Ref: M1829)
 Thursday 15    Late PM  Southampton
 Monday 19  Early AM  Late Night  Funchal, Madeira
 Tuesday 20  Early PM  Late Night  Santa Cruz, La Palma
 Friday 23  Early AM  Late PM  Praia, Cape Verde
 Saturday 24  Early AM  Late PM  Mindelo
 Tuesday 27  Early AM  Late PM  Santa Cruz de Tenerife
 Wednesday 28  Early AM  Early PM  Arrecife, Lanzarote
 December 2018
 Sunday 30  Early AM  Late PM  Lisbon, Portugal
 Monday 03  Early AM    Southampton

For your information:
Precise timings for your time in port vary from place to place and sailing to sailing.  Arrival and Departure times can change as your cruise progresses so will be shown as approximate period rather than exact times.

These are as follows:

Period Arrival or Depart From
Early AM 05.00 - 10.00
Late AM 10.00 - 12.00
Early PM 12.00 - 15.30
Late PM 15.30 - 19.00
Late Night 19.00 Onwards

Proximity of Destinations
In all ports of call, the ship will dock as closely as possible to the destination.  This means we will either be in walking distance or a short bus ride from the local centre.  A shuttle bus may sometimes be provided by Fred.Olsen or the local port authority (a nominal fee usually applies).  It is sometimes the case that the port is further away.  Where this arises, it may be necessary to book a tour to visit the main destination.  Please ask Fred.Olsen staff for details.

Cruise Pricing

Cruise Pricing
Island-Hopping in the Tropics (Ref. M1829)
Departing Thursday 15 November 2018
Cabin Grades

Ocean View Room

Ocean View Room
Single Ocean View Room
Single Room
Lido & Main Decks  Atlantic Deck  Main Deck  Atlantic Deck   Atlantic Deck Marina Deck 
Prices £2239.95 £1859.95 £1639.95 £1529.95 £3269.95 £2569.95
All Prices are Per Person.  All Cabin Grades are subject to availability at time of booking.

Twin Cabin for Sole Occupancy Supplement:
50% Supplement on Superior Ocean View Room (B), Ocean View Rooms (E) and Interior Room (H)
100% Supplement applies to all other Cabin Grades.

For more information on Braemaer Suites & Rooms CLICK HERE

Braemar Deck Plans

Braemar Lido Deck


Braemar Main Deck


Braemar Atlantic Deck

Braemar Marina Deck



Fred. Olsen reserve the right to refuse boarding at the port on day of departure if, in their opinion (through observation), you or any of your party's impaired mobility prevents you from safely negotiating a stepped gangway or moving around the vessel in a safe & secure manner at all times.

If anybody in the party is unsure if they meet this minimum mobility requirement, DO NOT PROCEED WITH THIS BOOKING AT THIS TIME.  Please contact our Reservations Team on 024 76 455544 for more information on this policy. Failure to disclose impaired mobility information could lead to the loss of your cruise holiday.

Deposit: A deposit of £250.00 per person is required when booking.  Full payment is due 16 weeks prior to departure.


Bremen Christmas Market image: Copyright: Carolin Hinz / BTZ Bremer Touristik-Zentrale 

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